## Are you **On The Cusp** of achieving

your peak performance in mathematics?

Do you need a math tutor to help you

reach your goals?

Work with Cathy Eagen, an experienced teacher who knows and loves teaching students math from Algebra 1 through Calculus II. Cathy is eager to help you learn and understand so that you do well in your math class.

There are many different layers of math knowledge that you need to be successful. Understanding foundational skills and concepts is a start but you must be able to use algebraic and geometric strategies and make the leap to applying appropriate knowledge in various situations to actually solve problems.

Sometimes the most difficult part of mathematics is learning how to read a problem and knowing what it asks of you. The language of written mathematics disguised in word problems, and sometimes in the directions, requires students to learn how to read carefully, think critically, and interpret what is asked. This is often the first hurdle but Cathy can help you learn how to read math, embrace it and become a confident math student.

Solving problems is actually fun, when you have a plan, the right tools and strategies in place to help you. Cathy will help you recognize patterns and make connections between tables, graphs and equations that allow you to solve problems and make predictions. Solving and predicting are skills you use everyday. Often math is the language that can be used to model life's problems and in order to make predictions.

Cathy strives to make concepts visual for students to increase the number of connections between the concrete ideas and the abstract representations. By increasing your understanding, you can reduce the need for memorizing. In addition, understanding the behavior of graphs and equations will give you an advantage when working with more complex models in higher level math.

Too often class time is insufficient for students to gain enough experience using the skills and strategies to feel confident. Sometimes students need a little extra support with a teacher who knows how to help bridge the gaps in their understanding. If you need some extra time and attention, then consider working with Cathy for an hour each week.

There are many different layers of math knowledge that you need to be successful. Understanding foundational skills and concepts is a start but you must be able to use algebraic and geometric strategies and make the leap to applying appropriate knowledge in various situations to actually solve problems.

Sometimes the most difficult part of mathematics is learning how to read a problem and knowing what it asks of you. The language of written mathematics disguised in word problems, and sometimes in the directions, requires students to learn how to read carefully, think critically, and interpret what is asked. This is often the first hurdle but Cathy can help you learn how to read math, embrace it and become a confident math student.

Solving problems is actually fun, when you have a plan, the right tools and strategies in place to help you. Cathy will help you recognize patterns and make connections between tables, graphs and equations that allow you to solve problems and make predictions. Solving and predicting are skills you use everyday. Often math is the language that can be used to model life's problems and in order to make predictions.

Cathy strives to make concepts visual for students to increase the number of connections between the concrete ideas and the abstract representations. By increasing your understanding, you can reduce the need for memorizing. In addition, understanding the behavior of graphs and equations will give you an advantage when working with more complex models in higher level math.

Too often class time is insufficient for students to gain enough experience using the skills and strategies to feel confident. Sometimes students need a little extra support with a teacher who knows how to help bridge the gaps in their understanding. If you need some extra time and attention, then consider working with Cathy for an hour each week.